Americans are united on retaliating against Russian cyberattacks

Wed, 01/18/2017

Sarah Kreps, associate professor of government, and co-author Debak Das, a graduate student in government, write in this Washington Post piece about their research into Americans' thoughts about the need for retaliation against Russia for alleged cyberattacks.

"Consistent with recent YouGov data on partisan differences toward Russia, almost 85 percent of Democrats viewed Russia as being either unfriendly or an enemy. That view was held by 65 percent of independents and 53 percent of Republicans," they write. "And yet these differences in attitudes toward Russia had no effect on what respondents thought the United States should do to respond to cyberattacks."

Sarah Kreps